Rehabilitation of any injury is commonly focused on post-surgery however, starting the recovery process pre-surgery in the form of “pre-habilitation” often leads to better clinical outcomes and a reduced recovery time.
At Mark Leather Physiotherapy, we are able to ensure you are physically prepared for your surgery and offer a number of "Pre / Post Surgical Packages" to suit each individual's needs.
Our tailored packages are designed to maximise your pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery recovery. The goals and targets for each client vary depending on their condition and needs but both pre and post-surgical rehabilitation involve a combination of hands-on manual therapy, hydrotherapy, and functional rehabilitation in a studio or a gym – all of which are accessed onsite in our Lancaster clinic.
Pre-habilitation consists of targeting issues such as muscle mass imbalances, reduced balance and co-ordination and limited range of movement pre-surgery. Ensuring a patient is more physically capable and robust prior to surgery ensures that they are in the best possible condition to start their rehabilitation after their operation and reduces their overall recovery time. It also helps patients prepare mentally for the surgery and reduce anxiety.
Adhering to a structured rehabilitation program post-surgery is vital to ensure a positive outcome. This may start with gentle range of movement and basic muscle strengthening exercises progressing through to functional rehabilitation allowing the client to return to normal day to day tasks and social hobbies without pain, restriction and risk of re-injury.
Knee joint replacements
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears
Hip joint replacements
Achilles Tendon rupture
Labral tear of the hip joint
Medial Co-lateral Ligament (MCL) tears